Thursday, October 29, 2009
you are looking at a cake that i didn't eat at all. not one bite. and that's okay. because, as much as i bake, it's probably best not to partake in everything that comes out of my oven.*
this coconut rum cake was made, in fact, for the earthcorps auction last weekend. one of my awesome neighbors is on the earthcorps board, and requested a cake to be donated for their annual dessert auction, and i was more than happy to oblige. i have made this cake in the past, and knew it was pretty delicious, as long as you like coconut. and who doesn't like coconut?! crazy people, that's who!
you may be noticing that not only is this cake topped with piles of delicious coconut, but that the coconut is fresh and hand shaved and toasted. yup, all done by me because of the love i have for earthcorps.
anyhow, earthcorps is awesome, and even if you didn't make it to their auction you probably want to give them money or volunteer, right? they have frequent volunteer opportunities in the seattle area, where you can help them restore native habitats or rip out invasive species, like english ivy or himalayan blackberry. fun! if i had some kind of sister-blog called "what ara jane hates," english ivy might be my first post.
*ew, just realized that "partake in everything that comes out of my oven" sounds really dirty. that should be a euphemism for something, but i swear to you, it's not.